“The Meditating Scholar” … part one

“The Meditating Scholar” … part one Introduction, as it were: A important question is what is my relationship with the MysTech folk? A superficial reader of my comments on Facebook, might fancy I am against that work. This prejudice is not true. I even wrote an article that called the MysTech work the cutting edge …

The Role of Hope, Faith, and Love, in the Practice of Anthroposophy

The Role of Hope, Faith, and Love, in the Practice of Anthroposophy Does Hope in the future die in the apparent gloom of the MysTech views of the world’s technological courses? Steiner warned us about much that was coming. Are we justified in treating those remarks as certainties? Do we have so little Faith in …

How and Why I killed the Idea of Rudolf Steiner

How and Why I killed the Idea of Rudolf Steiner In my recent post on Internet conversation, I made reference to some experiences I had when I was introduced to the psychological work of Eric Berne, called Transactional Analysis. The local association of leaders of this kind of practice was called Group House. I spent …

The Limits and Potential of Internet Discourse in the Facebook Environment

The Limits and Potential of Internet Discourse in the Facebook Environment First some back-story … In the earlier thirties of my physical, astral, and ethereal bodies (1971 and following), I was unaware of being a different personality, from the one that had previously been their occupant. I was aware of changing rather dramatically, but initially …

Saving the MysTech Work from Itself

Saving the MysTech Work from Itself The paper I wrote (1), after participating in a previous MysTech conference, described that work as the leading edge of spiritual scientific work. If this wasn’t true I wouldn’t bother with confronting its weaknesses. Tomberg, in Arcanum XV: the Devil, states that in his view the fascination of anthroposophists …

MysTech Errors of Thought

I just read the MysTech newsletter, sent to me as an email. I can understand how and why such thoughts could come into being. Nevertheless, they are fundamentally spiritually in error. Mostly they are one-sided, and far too reliant on Steiner said. For example, Ahriman’s incarnation was seen to be ahead of us, in the …

I’ve been thinking about the past of “illnesses” recently.

I’ve been thinking about the past of “illnesses” recently. Not just because of the Covid Mystery, but also because I’ve been rereading a favorite novel, Neal Stephenson’s 2700 page, three volume: “The Baroque Cycle.” It is set between the years around 1670 to 1730, and one of the details everywhere has to do with human …

the Shepherds’ Fire

The shepherds’ fire A meditative studyElizabeth Ancrum Mackenzie M.A. Introduction “The coward slave we pass him by The man‟s the gowd for a‟ that. “ (gold) Robert Burns 1759-1796 This meditative study is dedicated to all people of goodwill who see in the lust for power and greed for gold something base, pitiable and socially …

The Mystery of the Kindness of Strangers

The Mystery of the Kindness of Strangers We know change is at hand. Brutal, unexpected, demanding, yet … meaningful. If we build our world picture from the individual outward, with each I-Spark living their rite of passage, in an individual Way, we might notice that all of us are surrounded by chaos, yet not alone. …